Are you high yet? Snort some more…

January 21, 2011

Welcome back to our regular feature, Human Remains in the News.

It seems burglars tried snorting the cremated remains of a man and two dogs, taken from a Florida home,  in the mistaken belief that the ashes were drugs.

MEXICO/I swear I am not making this up. The ashes were stolen a month ago, along with some other stuff, and police learned about the snorting this week when they arrested five teens in connection with another burglary attempt.

The most amazing thing is, this was only the week’s SECOND BEST story involving human remains.

The best story involved a monk caught at an airport with the remains of a nun  in his baggage.

How did Mr.  Smooth  explain his unusual cargo? He said the remains belonged to a saint.

SWEDEN GARBOYou know, you sort of have to admire a guy who can think that fast on  his feet, especially since it turned out the nun he was carrying died only four years ago.

I’m just glad most professional criminals can’t think that quickly.

Just a minute, officer, do you have a warrant to dig up my back yard? Oh, you do?

Well, I should warn you that I’m quite a devout believer, and I have many saints buried back there, so be careful.

Some of them have only been dead for a few days, and…Hey! I said, watch it! That one there is Saint Jimmy Hoffa, so show a little respect!

Join the Oddly Enough blog network

Follow this blog on Twitter at rbasler

Right: An art installation featuring skeletons is seen at an altar assembled by artists for Day of the Dead celebrations at Zocalo’s square in Mexico City October 29, 2010.  REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

Left: Family members of Swedish screen star Greta Garbo cradle the urn containing her ashes in a 1999 file photo.

More stuff from Oddly Enough


We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see

I just had a snort feeling you would pick this up for the blog, BG…
Does that make me other-worldly?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I wonder if we ever see a see-through glass jar for ashes? 😀

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

The cremains article was, um, well done, BG.

And now we know what became of the Flying Nun…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

We should make Julius Caeser a Saint – you know, the guy who invented salad.

Hey! Anyone know who invented the doughnut? Now there’s someone in need of a good canonization.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Good point, Nosmo. I believe that was Saint Duncan…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

[…] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Oddly Enough, eBusiness BPO Inc.. eBusiness BPO Inc. said: Are you high yet? Snort some more… […]

Posted by Tweets that mention Are you high yet? Snort some more… | Analysis & Opinion | — | Report as abusive

@fwd079, yep…called an ashtray. Smoke ’em if ya got ’em! :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

My eyes glazed over at the memorial service following the doughnut cremation. Yes, it is now a Krispy Creme.

Gather ye sprinkles while ye may.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Doughnuts are holey, you know.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

When they ask you.
if you have anything to declare.
There are very few
who would lie, and so dare…

Mr.Monk was dumb
if not a little brave.
when they discovered the bones,
he sure regretted digging her grave.

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive